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Overview

Grade levels: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, High

Flip (formerly Flipgrid) is a social learning platform that allows educators to pose a prompt that allows students to respond in a video format. When used purposefully, Flip is an engaging way for teachers to foster discussion and collaboration in a space that feels like the best parts of social media discussion without the free-for-all feeling of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Tik Tok. Students can respond via the Flip app or website with any camera-enabled device or by uploading a previously recorded video. Responses can be 15 seconds to five minutes, and a maximum recording time can be set by the instructor. Teachers can also allow students to record replies to classmates' responses. --- (Common Sense Education)

Learning How

Getting Started with Flipgrid (Note: Use this document to guide proper use of Flipgrid with BCPS credentials for teachers and students)

Engage and Amplify with Flipgrid

The Educator's Guide to Flipgrid eBook

ISTE Standards for Students

    • Empowered Learner. 1c - Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.

    • Digital Citizen. 2b - Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.

    • Global Collaborator. 7b - Students use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.

Ideas for Use

    • Allow students to give peer-to-peer feedback on postings

    • Create a Digital Short video to welcome students to a course or introduce a new concept

    • Have students create self-assessments by replying to their original video response, making improvements, and showcasing their growth as learners

    • Create a Digital Scavenger Hunt ("Fliphunt") to encourage collaboration

    • Invite a Topic Guest to a grid to to create real-world connections for topics to experts in the community

    • Encourage independence through Accessibility Features to personalize learning

NOTE: As with any communication tool, focus on creating a culture of respect by setting clear expectations in advance.

Visit Catch the Flipgrid Fever for 50 + tips, tricks, and innovative ideas for classroom use.

Check out the Flipgrid Discovery Library for extensive examples of Flipgrid in practice!